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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. we're following a developing story here on this tuesday september 1st. >> a car strikes a woman who was pushing her two young children in a stroller in ocean county. >> an investigation into a west philadelphia funeral parlor leads police to a grisly discovery. >> a family from pope francis' hometown in argentina is on a road trip right now. and they have their sights on philadelphia and the papal visit later this month. >> good morning, everybody out there. 4:30 now. let's get right on over to karen rogers. she's in for dave murphy taking a look at your accuweather. matt pelman has traffic. good morning.
>> good morning. if you like it unbearablely warm and oppressive humidity you're in luck. we've got another great day for you. satellite6 and action radar show we've really cleared out. we've got clearer conditions than we had yesterday at least. we'll see lots of sunshine and that means it's going the heat up earlier and get hotter. 74 degrees right now in philadelphia, 70 in allentown, 72 in wilmington, 71 degrees right now in millville. and we look at the visibility reports because we are noticing some fog to the north and west, 2.5-mile visibility in lancaster, 9-mile in reading, no big deal, six nile allentown but only 4 miles right now in that mount pocono so something that we're watching especially near northwestern communities. it's an air quality alert day today so be careful about that. this is the sensitive groups, people who are young, older, anybody with respiratory issues. be mindful of that and maybe try to limit your outdoor activities. i told one of our producers don't go running today, it's okay, you don't have to. giving you the day off. 93 degrees for your high today, lots of sunshine but it's going to feel, matt
pelman, like it's the upper 90's. thousand? >> i'll tell you, you really know thousand sell it. sounds like it's going to be a great day. all right, good morning to you, karen. so far it's not so bad out there, trust me. we just have some overnight construction we're watching here along 95 southbound side by woodhaven road. they're still working in the two right lanes so just the left lane is squeezing by. they're also out and about on woodhaven itself blocking lanes in both directions as the milling and paving work continues there. and they're still working on the vine street expressway here in center city. these are the westbound lanes of broad street taking out the right lane. should be out of there shortly and then we are scheduled to have one more night of this and then the construction on the vine should be suspended until after the papal visit. so, there you go a-few weeks off from the vine construction. had construction on the schuylkill near passyunk. that just cleared out but there's still some work on the pennsylvania turnpike in chester county eastbound between route 29 and valley forge. right lane is out of commission and in mercer county the calhoun street bridge mostly blocked this morning until 6 o'clock.
head for the trenton makes bridge or the trenton-morrisville bridge along route one. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. we're following a developing story this morning. a car hit a mother and her two young children in ocean county. this happened on route nine in lakewood. let's go on over to "action news" reporter katherine scott. she's live in our satellite center. she's got the very latest. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. i spoke to police this morning and they tell me a mother and her two young daughters were injured. the mother is listed in stable condition, her daughters are both in serious condition at the hospital. this happened last night around 10 o'clock in lakewood. you can see the baby stroller flipped over in the middle of the street. police say the mother and her two children who are approximately one and four years old were somewhere in the roadway by river avenue when the accident happened. all three were taken to the trauma unit at jersey shore university medical center. the driver of the lincoln town car did remain at the scene. at this point police say there's no indication the driver was driving under the influence and there's no word
if speed was a factor in this crash. accident investigators are still speaking to witnesses and piecing together what happened. so far there's no word if any charges will be filed. we're live from the satellite center, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." matt. >> thank you katherine. police say a west philadelphia funeral parlor was operating without a license and a tip led police to a grisly discovery there. they found three bodies, two of them decomposing. at the hawkins funeral parlor at 53rd and vine streets. one of the bodies was placed on a gurney without being embalmed according to investigators. they say the parlor was in a deplorable condition with a bag of human remains discarded on the ground. at this point no one is charged with any crime. hear what the owners have to say about the accusations at 5:00 a.m. >> a 59-year-old man is now charged in a hit and run that killed an off duty philadelphia police officer. officer lamar poole was driving his motorcycle home from work on sunday morning. he was hit by a car in northeast philadelphia. he later died at the hospital.
officials believe that louis having will was driving drunk at the time. according to police, having will got out of his car after the accident, saw officer poole on the ground and then tried to flee. >> six high school football players in north jersey have been sentenced for sexually hazing four teammates. the players from sayreville war memorial must complete 50 hours of communities service and probation. they will not have to register as sex offenders. a family judge -- a family court judge handed down the sentence after the players pleaded guilty to child endangerment and hazing. the hazing happened in the locker room. a seventh player is awaiting trial in family court. and this is new. a now retired pennsylvania liquor control board employee is accused of taking bribes from suppliers. federal authorities say james short of harrisburg served as marketing director of the plcb and played a major role in deciding what showed up on store shelves. short has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud for
accepting $13,000 in gifts from vendors. the fbi says the gifts included sports tickets, golf trips, meals and alcohol and that he took a private jet to one of the golf trips. authorities say short filed false ethics reports to try and hide it all. >> secretary of state john kerry will visit philadelphia tomorrow. he'll give a speech at the national constitution center. in it he will lay out the president's case for supporting the iranian nuclear deal. "action news" will be at this event. a vote on approving or rejecting the deal is expected next month. now to the latest on the race for the white house. a surprise for the republicans. donald trump is still trucking in the lead but now he's got a bit of company. and there's also news for the democrats as more of hillary clinton's e-mails go public. abc's bazi kanani has all the latest. >> reporter: donald trump's frontrunner status threatened this morning. for the first time in months in a credible poll another candidate dr. benn carson is keeping up tied at 23 percent in the critical first voting state of iowa.
carson's only public reaction, retweeting of the new headlines an simple thank you. trump noticeably silent commenting only on other polls that still show him ahead. >> i love nashville. i do love nashville. >> reporter: while trump continues to draw large crowds and is gathering some big endorsements. >> everything about donald trump's campaign is avant garde and he is crushing it in the polls. >> reporter: he is also attracting an increasing number of protesters at his event. on the democratic side, the e-mail controversy is still swirling around hillary clinton. the state department releasing another batch of her personal e-mails monday night, 7,000 pages, 125 of them sensord because of information that was classified but was not at the time the e-mails were sent. at least one analyst at the state department's computer help desk didn't know about clinton's personal e-mail account.
he unknowingly e-mailed her in 2010 to ask about error messages from her account. now, there was no smoking gun in the e-mail release but clinton's critics say it only further proves that she should never have been using a personal account for government business. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> a family from pope francis' hometown of buenos aires argentina is already on their way to philadelphia in advance of the papal visit this month. the road trip has taint walker family across 13 latin american countries so far. and there four children are traveling the 13,000-mile trip in a volkswagen bus. the family crossed into the u.s. for the first time on sunday at port isabelle in texas. they raised some money for the journey but are also relying on strangers to open their homes. the family has been keeping a blog about the trip. after they attend the world meeting of families in philadelphia, the family plans to visit new york and then fly
back home to argentina. boy, will they be tired. >> what a trip. my goodness, that's wonderful. 4:39. coming up on "action news" this morning, an international pop star was spotted, yeah, that guy, eating pizza in villanova. >> a new jersey man completes the ultimate ice bucket challenge. it took a year to complete. karen. >> 74 degrees right now in philadelphia. it is warm, it is humid and we are baking this afternoon. details in seven-day forecast coming up. >> ♪
see you tomorrow. that's the dd commitment. >> a new jersey man has accomplished his mission to take a dip in the atlantic ocean every single day for a year. island heights car dealer doug mcday took a nice easy dip yesterday way more refreshing than the winter days when the water was bitter cold. his daily swim started out as a lark a year ago but turned into the ultimate ice bucket challenge. he's raised $6,000 for a foundation that helps families struggling with als or lou gehrig's disease. >> that is amazing, right a-year. i don't think i've stuck to anything in my life for a year. [laughter] >> waking up every morning would be one. >> oh, that i've done, yeah, you're right. all right, let's take a look right now another storm tracker6 live double scan around the region. we're starting our day off right. we're looking pretty good out
there. we're sure not feeling so great, though. let's head outside. it's warm, it's muggy. the action cam is up and awake out there on the ben franklin parkway. i'm looking, yeah, nobody is out there, nobody running, nobody doing anything because you know why. it's 4:43 in the morning. let's check the current conditions for you right now as we look at the numbers. as you can see, we're dry on storm tracker and it's 74 degrees right now in philadelphia. it's already feeling warm. it's already feeling muggy. maybe not quite as warm as it was yesterday morning. we started at about 78. the dewpoints 69 degrees. it is way up there. any time you hit 70 it feels oppressive with the humidity and it certainly is going to feel quite humid today. winds out of the west-southwest at 7 miles an hour. it's 74 degrees right now in philadelphia, 70 in allentown, even in the poconos it's in the low 60's. low 70's in trenton along the boardwalk and 73 degrees right now in dover, delaware. satellite6 and action radar showing, yes, we had the clouds from yesterday, a couple of scattered showers here or there. that's all cleared out of here and we're going to sea bright
sunshine but that only means we're going to be a little bit faster in our heating up process today and you're going to feel that heat even more so. we look at the dewpoints and we stay on the high side through friday until we get a big change for the weekend. so, a change this weekend. look at that dramatic drop that this models forecasts from feeling oppressive humidity friday to much better on saturday. you'll see that in the seven-day forecast. today we mark heat wave number five once we hit above 90's degrees and we expect to go 93 for your high today with lots of sunshine all the way through. tomorrow 11 degrees above average. 94 degrees. so here we are september so many kids going back to school and maybe not a lot of the classrooms having air conditioners and you're really sweating it out. thursday even hotter, 95 with a chance for a thunderstorm. then what we get is relief on friday. so, in the overnight hours you are going to feel really muggy out there but the actual afternoon high is 88 degrees, feeling pretty good with a chance for a thunderstorm in spots still left over. on saturday it's beautiful and sunny. what a change.
86 degrees. temperatures only a couple degrees above average. we'll take that with lots of sunshine. no problems for the temple game. it is a holiday weekend on sunday, it's very warm, 89 degrees. on monday for labor day lots of sunshine, 88 degrees, no big weather related problems looking at your holiday weekend for a lot of people if you're headed out, you should have no issues, not even looking at the chance for thunderstorms at this point. so, for today we're kind of bake out there. >> okay. >> okay. >> time for some 1d. >> oh, yes. >> all right. happening tonight, one direction performs at lincoln financial field. band member harry styles was spotted last night at campus corner, a pizza shop near villanova university. he stopped for a bite to eat and take some photos with some lucky fans. he ordered seven cheesesteaks, fries, a few sodas and they posted another picture of his cleaned plate. harry styles finishes his dinner. the ben franklin parkway is getting ready for this weekend's made in america music festival. crews are assembling the stage and lighting towers in front
of the philadelphia museum of art. beyoncé will headline this year's festival which is run by her husband, jay-z. 40 other acts will perform over the labor day weekend. you can view the full schedule on 6abc.com. >> and now we're at the big board to take our first look at business. you know it's been a year since the showboat casino closed down in ac. stockton university bought the property. the idea is that they wanted to turn night a satellite campus but it's all been held up by legal claims and it's to the point now that stockton says you know what we've lost interest. they're saying they want to try to celt property soon. let's take a look at the major indices on wall street and they all seem to be down yesterday and they're all looking down again this morning. looking like at least a 2 percent drop or more for the start of business today. now google has a new app. it lets some android watches work with the iphone but it won't let the android watches interact with other apps on the iphone. android watches start at $100. and what about happy hour at target? the retailer is
opening up smaller stores in big cities across the country and right here in center city in philadelphia but something special for the store they're about to open in chicago. target has applied for two liquor licenses there. one would be to stock the store and sell liquor on the shelves. the other one would be to actually open a bar. >> oh. >> reporter: there's no word if target plans to do something similar in our area, get the necessities and -- >> there is one across the street from us. >> yeah? >> a long day at work, you know. 4:47. still to come on "action news," what saved a work interwashington state when a tree fell on top of him? >> and later a south jersey couple finds a live cannon ball in their backyard. "action news" will be back in just a moment.
>> ♪ >> well, welcome to september. we're just a couple hours in but so far it's been pretty good on the roadways as we look live in center city, just some overnight construction. did you catch them? there they go pulling away from the westbound right lane here along the vine street expressway by broad street. all three lanes back in business as of about 10 seconds ago. so, you're good to go now in both directions on the vine street expressway and we expect one more night of construction and then no more construction for the rest of the month as the pope comes to
town later on this month. here in the great northeast this is woodhaven road, overnight construction has cleared here as well but on 95 southbound by woodhaven, they're still blocking the two right lanes. those crews should be cleared out any time. on the northeast extension, you guessed it, some construction southbound side approaching quakertown right lane is out of commission. in chester county on the eastbound turnpike between route 29 and valley forge, there's also right lane construction and coming into new jersey from pennsylvania on the turnpike connector, it's actually one of the access roads, wednesday a crash overnight but that's been cleared out of the way and speeds in that neck of the woods on the jersey turnpike and as well as 295 and 95 in bucks county they're all looking good so far on this tuesday morning. matt. >> thanks, matt. thousands of heads of cabbage caused traffic issues in rochester, new york. a tractor-trailer rolled over during morning rush yesterday spilling its load of rough patch alageall over the interst.
police are not sure what caused the truck driver to loss control. a wind storm brought a tree down on a worker tap washington state thrift store. surveillance video shows the worker moving things on the forklift when the tree came crashing down on him. the man says the bars on the forklift saved his life. he said he wasn't scared when the tree came down. instead, he was more concerned with cleaning up the mess. >> happening today, funeral services are planned for the cameraman killed last week in virginia. a memorial for adam ward was held last night at his high school in salem. visitors wore the colors of ward's favorite sports team from his alma mater virginia tech university. that's where he graduated in 2011. ward and reporter allison park we are shot and killed on tv live wednesday morning. the gunman vester flanagan later died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. it has been a violent summer in the city of camden. in the span of 10 days this month there were four murders but there's also a new push in the community to stop the violence.
camden's one love held an event last night across from camden high school in farnum park. the organization's goal is to bring together local nonprofits church groups and local lead stories try to create positive change. >> 4:53 is the time. coming up later pope francis makes history at the vatican holding the church's first ever virtual audience. >> but next up the supreme court rules against a kentucky clerk refusing to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. we'll tell you more on what everyone expecting today when "action news" comes back.
>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here, the action cam is live on logan square. it is 4:56, 75 degrees out there. we're in for another scorching day. it will be in the 90's, hot, humid. do whatever you can in the morning and be inside this afternoon. well, a county clerk gets to work in kentucky today, she should expect a crowd. gay couples say they plan to be there at the door to demand marriage licenses. yesterday the u.s. supreme court ruled against kim davis. she argued that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples went against her religion. a line of couples turned away by her office say they plan to be there at the courthouse door. it's unclear if rowan will issue those licenses now or instead be fined or even jailed in defines. >> a dormitory at bryn mawr college is now dedicated to the school's first african-american alumna.
officials presented the opening of the enid cook 31 center. cook was a class of 1931 but back then the school denied her on campus housing. the residence hall named in her honor will also serve as the black cultural center. from our new jersey news room a couple doing landscaping at their home in cape may county made a frightening discovery, a live cannonball in their backyard. they found it along the 200 block of west bates avenue in lower township on saturday. the couple called police and soon enough the atlantic city bomb squad was there. authorities x-rayed the cannonball and determined it was actively explosive. they took it away and detonated it in an unpopulated area. officials say it is not uncommon to find military ordnance in that area and ask people to never touch or move suspicious items. >> geez. it is 4:57. and still ahead in the next half hour of "action news," philadelphia police are hoping this sketch will lead them to
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, first day in the month of september. and we're following a developing story. >> a car slams into a mother pushing a stroller down a new jersey road. we'll give you the very latest. >> a well known west philadelphia funeral so many under investigation. what police found inside was quite disturbing. >> keeping your child safe. new jersey's new car seat law goes into effect today with some of the most restrictive rules in the nation. we'll break them down for you. >> could see an official heat wave today. let's go to karen in for david and matt pelman with traffic. >> 90 plus degree temperatures so far. today will be the third day in a row later on this afternoon. satellite6 and action radar showing we have clear skies this morning. we're going see lots of sunshine out there. hazy sunshine but bright nonetheless through the day and th